Orlando City SC has loaned goalkeeper Brandon Austin from Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur for the 2021 season, the MLS club announced on Friday.
The loan period is six months and includes the option for Orlando to extend it for an additional six months. He has dual American-English citizenship and will not occupy an international roster slot.
“The addition of Brandon to our roster is an exciting step in solidifying our roster for 2021 and we expect his background in Tottenham’s academy and youth system not only to offer a different perspective, but also create another competition between our strong goalkeeping core.” Luiz Muzzi, executive vice president of football operations in Orlando City, said in a statement from the club. “Having shown ourselves to be a promising young goalkeeper and front runner in England, we are excited to see how his development continues with us this season.”
Austin, 22, grew up in Tottenham’s youth system. He was loaned to Danish Viborg FF from 2019-20 and appeared 14 times.
“I’m very excited to be on loan for the 2021 season (Orlando City)! A club with high ambitions that wants to build on a successful season last year,” wrote Austin on Twitter. “I can’t wait to get started!”
The other goalkeepers on the Orlando roster are returning starters Pedro Gallese and Mason Stajduhar.
– Field level media